Essentials Plus Silicon

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Upgrade your hydroponic setup with Essentials Plus Silicon, the ultimate plant strengthener. This highly concentrated, soluble additive provides essential Silicon, fortifying plant cell walls for increased resilience and productivity. It enhances resistance to stress, pests, and diseases while boosting overall growth and yield. Suitable for all growing systems and media, Essentials Plus Silicon is an indispensable part of any nutrient regimen, ensuring your plants are robust, healthy, and fruitful. Perfect for growers seeking to maximise their harvest in any hydroponic setup.

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Essentials Plus Silicon

Strengthen Your Plants, Boost Your Harvest.

Ever wondered how to give your plants the edge they need to grow bigger and stronger? Essentials Plus Silicon is your answer. This highly concentrated, easily soluble silicon additive is a game-changer in the world of hydroponics. It’s not just about feeding your plants; it’s about building their strength from the inside out. From reinforcing cell walls to enhancing resistance against environmental stressors, pests, and diseases, Essentials+ Silicon bolsters your plants’ overall structure and health, leading to heavier fruits and substantial yields.

Features, Benefits, and Attributes:

  • Potent Silicon Formulation: Contains 6% soluble silica as SiO₂, providing the ideal form of silicon for plant uptake.
  • Strengthens Plant Cell Walls: Creates tougher, more resilient plants capable of supporting heavier fruits and larger yields.
  • Enhances Resistance to Stress: Improves plants’ ability to withstand drought and environmental stresses.
  • Boosts Immunity: Strengthens plants against pests and diseases, keeping your garden healthy.
  • Promotes Growth and Yield: Aids in CO2 absorption, chlorophyll production, and photosynthesis, resulting in bigger yields and heavier fruits.
  • Easy to Use: Simple application with a usage rate of 1ml per litre, alongside main nutrients.
  • Versatile and Compatible: Suitable for all growing systems and media, making it a versatile addition to any hydroponic setup.
  • Volume Options: Available in 250ml, 1L and 5L sizes, ideal for gardens of all scales.

How Does Essentials Plus Silicon Work?

Delving into the science behind Essentials+ Silicon reveals why it’s a critical component in any hydroponic gardener’s toolkit. This product centres around the provision of silicon in a form that’s easily absorbable by plants, which plays a vital role in enhancing plant strength and resilience.

The Science of Silicon in Plant Growth:

  1. Cell Wall Fortification: Silicon is incorporated into the plant’s cell walls, making them thicker and stronger. This structural enhancement allows plants to support heavier fruits and flowers, leading to increased yields.
  2. Enhanced Resistance to Stress and Disease: The strengthened cell walls also offer improved resistance to environmental stressors like drought and extreme temperatures. Furthermore, these robust walls serve as a barrier against pests and pathogens, significantly reducing the likelihood of diseases.
  3. Boost in Photosynthesis and Respiration: Silicon aids in the efficient absorption of CO2 and enhances chlorophyll production. This process leads to improved photosynthesis, which is essential for plant growth and fruit development.
  4. Optimisation of Nutrient Uptake: While silicon itself is not a nutrient, its presence in the growth medium helps in the better absorption and utilisation of other essential nutrients.

Why Hydroponic Gardeners Should Use It:

  • Vital for Plant Strength and Health: In hydroponic systems, where plants don’t have the natural support of soil, silicon plays a crucial role in providing the necessary structural integrity.
  • Improves Yield and Quality: By enhancing the plant’s ability to produce and support more fruits and flowers, Essentials Silicon directly contributes to a more bountiful harvest.
  • Universal Compatibility: This product’s formula works seamlessly with any growing system and media, making it a versatile and essential addition to all types of hydroponic setups.
  • Addresses Hydroponic Specific Challenges: In the absence of soil, hydroponic plants often miss out on the natural benefits of silicon. Essentials+ Silicon fills this gap, ensuring that plants can achieve their full growth potential.

In essence, Essentials Plus Silicon acts not just as an additive but as a fundamental building block for healthy, strong, and productive plants in hydroponic systems. Its ability to enhance structural integrity, disease resistance, and overall plant vitality makes it a must-have for serious hydroponic gardeners aiming for optimal growth and yield.

How Do I Use Essentials Plus Silicon?

Integrating Essentials Plus Silicon into your hydroponic system is a straightforward process, but it’s crucial to get it right for the best results. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use this powerful supplement to fortify your plants and maximise your harvest.

Step-by-Step Application Guide:

  1. Determine the Right Amount: The usage rate for this product is 1ml per litre of your nutrient solution. This ratio is key to providing your plants with the right amount of silicon without overdoing it.
  2. Preparing the Mixture: Use a precise measuring tool, like a Pipette or a Syringe, to measure the required amount to ensure accuracy in your mixture.
  3. Mixing with Your Nutrient Solution: Add the measured amount of Essentials+ Silicon to your regular nutrient solution. It’s compatible with all types of nutrients, so you don’t have to worry about adverse interactions.
  4. Adjusting pH Levels: Since silicon can raise the pH of your nutrient solution, it’s important to check and adjust the pH after adding this product. The ideal pH range for most hydroponic systems is between 5.8 and 6.5.
  5. Application Throughout the Plant Life Cycle: Essentials+ Silicon can function at all stages of your plant’s growth, from seedling to harvest. Regular application ensures continuous structural support and protection.
  6. Monitoring Your Plants: Keep an eye on your plants for signs of improved strength, such as sturdier stems and healthier foliage. Also, watch for enhanced resistance to stress factors like drought or pest attacks.

Tips for Optimal Use:

  • Consistency is Key: Apply regularly as part of your feeding schedule to maintain a consistent level of silicon in your plants.
  • Combining with Other Products: Essentials Plus Silicon works well with other hydroponic supplements. However, avoid mixing it directly with highly acidic products in concentrate form to prevent a nutrient lockout.


Q: Is Silicon a Nutrient, and Why is it Essential in Plant Life?

A: While not a traditional nutrient like nitrogen or potassium, silicon is incredibly beneficial for plants. It plays a crucial role in fortifying cell walls, leading to stronger, more resilient plants. This enhanced strength supports bigger yields and better resistance to environmental stress, pests, and diseases. Plus, silicon aids in photosynthesis and nutrient absorption, making it essential for healthy plant growth.

Q: Why should I add Essentials+ Silicon to my nutrient solution?

A: Adding this product to your nutrient solution is vital for strengthening your plants. It enhances their structural integrity, making them capable of supporting more weight (flowers and fruits) and improves their resistance to stress and disease. This addition is particularly beneficial in hydroponic systems where plants don’t have natural soil support.

Q: If I use Essentials Plus Silicon, will I need to adjust my nutrient solution?

A: Yes, adding silicon can affect the pH of your nutrient solution due to its alkaline nature. After adding, it’s important to monitor and adjust, if necessary, the pH level to ensure it remains within the ideal range of 5.8 to 6.5, which is optimal for most hydroponic plants. Check out the Aqua Master Combo Pen P110 Pro, which not only measures the pH and Temperature – but also monitors EC (Electrical Conductivity).

Q: Can Essentials Silicon be used in all types of hydroponic systems?

A: Absolutely! It’s compatible with all kinds of hydroponic systems and media. Whether you’re using water, coco, or another hydroponic medium, you can easily integrate this supplement into your feeding regimen to strengthen and protect your plants throughout their lifecycle.

Recommended Products

  • Essentials Plus Fulvic: A superb companion to Silicon, this fulvic acid-based supplement enhances nutrient uptake and transportation within plants. When used together, the structural benefits of silicon are complemented by efficient nutrient absorption, leading to well-nourished and robust plants.
  • Essentials Plus Calmag: This calcium and magnesium supplement addresses the common deficiencies in hydroponic systems. Pairing Essentials Plus Calmag with Silicon creates a robust foundation for plant health. As Calmag strengthens plant structures and enhances overall vitality, Silicon provides additional resilience and strength, particularly in the cell walls.
  • Essentials Plus PK 13/14: Ideal for the flowering stage, this additive provides essential phosphorus and potassium for bloom and fruit development. Using Silicon with PK 13/14 ensures that plants are well-fed, structurally sound and able to support the weight and energy demands of flowering and fruiting.

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Realise the full potential of your hydroponic garden with Essentials Plus Silicon. Strengthen, protect, and boost your plants for unparalleled growth and yield. Don’t wait to transform your hydroponics experience – add Essentials Plus Silicon to your nutrient regimen today.

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